John Gorrie's Ice Machine

Invention, ice machine, ice maker

Rangers can explain and demonstrate the basic, yet highly complex operations, of Dr. Gorrie’s impressive machine, which he designed to artificially convert water into ice, in order to air condition sickrooms. This was an attempt to alleviate his patients suffering and possibly cure them of Yellow Fever and Malaria that once infested the area.

Over a half century was to pass before the true genius of this esteemed man of medicine and community leader would be fully recognized.